WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 3016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, Oct. 13, Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice of small business on President Obama's Cabinet, will announce findings from a recent SBA study conducted by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress on diversity-related trends in small business investing.
The event will be co-hosted with LinkedIn and include two panel discussions:
- The first panel will focus on findings from the study on women and minority representation in Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs).
- The second panel will outline a new public-private partnership with LinkedIn and other organizations called Open Network for Board Diversity (ONBOARD). This coalition will work to expand the presence of underrepresented groups on high growth small business Advisory Boards, Boards of Directors and increase diversity in small business leadership, particularly for those supported by SBICs.
1:00-1:30 pm Opening Remarks
SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet
1:30-1:45 PRESS AVAILABILITY
1:45-2:30 pm Panel 1: "Diversity in Small Business Investing: Women and Minority Representation in Small Business Investment Companies"
Library of Congress, Federal Research Division
Authored by: John K. Paglia, PhD, CPA, CFA, Professor of Finance; Associate Dean, Pepperdine University and David T. Robinson, PhD, J. Rex Fuqua Distinguished Professor, Duke University
2:45-3:30 Panel 2: "The ONBOARD Initiative" (Open Network for Board Diversity)
Moderator: Raudline Etienne from the Robert Toigo Foundation
Speakers: Jacqueline Jones, LinkedIn's Strategic Partnerships Lead, Global Diversity and Inclusion Team, Michele Schimpp, Deputy Associate Administrator for SBA's Office of Investment & Innovation, and others partners.
3:30-4:30 Closing Remarks and Reception
Thursday, Oct., 13 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST
The Library of Congress
Northeast Pavilion, Jefferson Building, Second Floor
10 First Street, SE
Press must RSVP to Tiffani.Clements@sba.gov by noon on Oct. 13
Advisory Number: MA16-54
Contact: Tiffani S. Clements (202) 401-0035
Internet Address: http://www.sba.gov/news
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SOURCE U.S. Small Business Administration